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Eric Robbins is the Pima County Democratic Party’s new chair. Elected at PCDP’s Dec. 10, 2022, biannual reorganization, Robbins, 57, will serve a two year term. He will succeed Bonnie Heidler, who did not seek a second term.  

A New England native, Robbins holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. He graduated from Tucson’s Amphitheater High School.  Robbins spent 30 years in sales and business development and co-owned two small businesses before “pivoting back to my family vocation’’ by following his parents into teaching. He teaches middle-school science and math.

“I am thrilled to be trusted to join the leadership of the Pima County Democratic Party as Chair,’’ Robbins said. “We need to build connections around the values that unite us as Democrats.” 

Serving with Robbins are First Vice Chair Carol Schloff, Second Vice Chair Maggie Winchell, Treasurer Brian Bickel, Recording Secretary Kitty Kennedy and Corresponding Secretary Beth Mitchneck. 

“Supporting candidates for city elections will be at the top of our priority list in 2023,’’ Robbins said.  Looking ahead to the 2024 election cycle, in which Arizona will play a crucial role, Robbins said that while Pima County might not become “the Center of The Political Universe, you’ll be able to see it from here, and Pima Dems will be ready.’’

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